Maradona autopsy results revealed

According to a forensic expert, in the body of Diego Armando Maradona no alcohol or illegal drugs were found when he passed away on November 25.

However, the toxicological studies they would have detected the presence of psychotropic drugs.

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The analyzes were carried out on nasal swabs, blood and urine of the soccer player, yielding negative results in alcohol and narcotic drugs, but positive in «venlafaxine, quetiapine, levetiracetam and naltrexone».

According to experts, some of the psychotropic drugs found are “arrhythmogenic”, that is to say, they produce arrhythmia, and it would not be convenient to be used in a patient with chronic heart disease such as that suffered by Maradona.

The psychotropic drugs found in Maradona’s body, they are regularly used to treat anxiety, depression, and control some addictions.


The medications would have been prescribed by the psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, but the problem is that These drugs do not appear related to the treatment of severe heart disease that Maradona suffered from for years.

Therefore, the procedural situation of Cosachov and the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque could be complicated, who operated on him weeks before his death for a subdural hematoma that Maradona had.

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Finally, the autopsy determined that Maradona died as a result of a “Acute lung edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure” and discovered in his heart a “dilated cardiomyopathy”.

Lastly, supplemental studies revealed multiple health problems, but prosecutors want to determine if the death was avoidable and if Maradona was dying and no one attended him, being able to prevent his death.


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